TCU head coach Gary Patterson says he wants the business leaders around the Fort Worth, Texas area and the school’s supporters to get on board with the new name, image and likeness rule that has taken over college sports.
“there’s five sec schools calling him and telling him, ‘Here’s what we’ll give you if you come here and not stay at TCU,’” Patterson said to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “At the end of the day, that’s just real life. If we don’t do anything about it, within a year we lose him. the rules have changed. there is no wrong anymore.”
“We planted the trees. Now we have to water ‘em,” Patterson said. “I hear, ‘Well, I don’t want to get dirty. It feels dirty. I don’t know the rules.’ Let me just say, you guys know me, I’m just going to tell the truth — the bottom line to it is I can lose 25-30 guys on scholarships by January.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Gary Patterson says SEC schools trying to poach player on his roster